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Back to Bigger Groups

It was great to be able to get a bigger group of volunteers together on the nature reserve in September. The sun shone and we went fencing.

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Volunteer Groups Back

We have been running very small volunteer groups out on the nature reserve, restricted to 4 households in order to keep within Government guidelines. We have been catching up with work, including habitat management, estate maintenance, fencing and litter picking.

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Beach Clean

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Many thanks to everyone who picked litter from the saltmarsh ready for the start of the bird breeding season out there. In our 100-metre survey along the end of the beach we recorded nearly 100 items of rubbish.

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Litter Pick at the Saltmarsh

We had a big group of over 20 out on the saltmarsh on Sunday, clearing away all the rubbish that had been brought in by recent big tides. Find of the day was a hand (well, I kept saying I … Continue reading

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What a Load of Rubbish!

The volunteer teams carry out regular clearance of all litter along the coastline at the nature reserve. The most recent clean was on 17 November. Our continuing effort is paying off with us collecting less litter than five and more … Continue reading

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Plant Monitoring last weekend

It was time to hit the beach last Saturday as we carried out plant monitoring. Unfortunately, we found only one specimen of our monitored species, which has declined dramatically as a result of a significantly changing habitat. Thanks to Abbie … Continue reading

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Removing Invasive Plants from Dune Grassland

We had a big group of over 20 on Sunday who all did great work in removing 22 bags of the introduced and invasive plant, Two-spined Acaena, from the sand dunes at Gullane Bents. This plant threatens to crowd out … Continue reading

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Some more photos from Tuesday

Thanks to Liz for these photos from our group on Tuesday.

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Construction and Destruction

Thanks to everyone who came along yesterday to put the finishing touches to Margaret’s bench (which looks really great!), started making a storage unit for the electric fencing kit and cleared away planks and sea buckthorn. Thanks to Abbie for … Continue reading

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More Buckthorn Bashing

A big thank you to the big team of folk who came out yesterday to finish off clearing an area of sea buckthorn in the fixed dune grassland. It’s a site which we have been working on for a number … Continue reading

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